Fairfield Harbour Helps Residents Prepare For Hurricane Season With Workshop On June 19

Local Boating And Golf Community To Host “BRACE For The Storm” And Present Information On Preparing For And Recovering From Hurricane Damage

NEW BERN, NC June 18, 2014Fairfield Harbour, a residential boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, has announced it will host a free, online hurricane preparedness workshop by the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) titled “BRACE for the Storm” on Thursday, June 19 at 6 p.m. The workshop is designed to prepare homeowners for hurricanes and the potential resulting damage on their homes. In addition, attendees will also learn how to save money on the windstorm portion of their homeowner’s insurance.

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According to the State of Climate Office of North Carolina, 12 category one or higher storms have touched down in North Carolina over the past 10 years. BRACE aims to reduce the loss of life and damages that are brought on by natural disasters. Residents living in areas prone to hurricane damage are especially in need of the BRACE for the Storm Workshop. In 2008, BRACE helped over 800 families affected by Hurricane Ivan, and since that time, has continued to help families and individuals prepare for the damaging effects of natural disasters.

“With Fairfield Harbour located in close proximity to the coast of North Carolina, we are all too familiar with the damaging effects of windstorms,” said Mystre’ Van Horn, on-site community manager of Fairfield Harbour. “We want to ensure that our residents are prepared for these natural disasters, and this workshop is a great opportunity to educate our community on how to respond to hurricanes and remain alert and prepared.”

“Fairfield Harbour always puts the safety of residents first,” said Larry Knapp, president of the Fairfield Harbour board of directors. “With hurricane season upon us, there’s no better time to prepare for the potential hazards and dangers that may occur in this period. We encourage our residents and the local community to participate in the ‘BRACE for the Storm’ workshop so that we can all be ready for any and all upcoming storms.”

Established in 1975, Fairfield Harbour is a boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, North Carolina. Residents living in this recreational, resort and retirement community have access to numerous social networks as well as a 75-acre manmade harbor along the Neuse River that lies only 18 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway. Fairfield Harbour is located on more than 2,000 acres and includes more than 1,300 privately-owned single family homes, 144 condominiums and 24 townhouses. Dedicated to giving back to the community, Fairfield Harbour and its residents actively support more than 75 nonprofit groups in the region, including the Wounded Warrior Project, Tryon Palace, Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation and Coastal Women’s Shelter. Community Association Services (CAS, Inc.), which is led by John Stone, president, serves as the professional management company for Fairfield Harbour. Fairfield Harbour was most recently named “Community of the Year” by the Community Association Institute of North Carolina. For more information about Fairfield Harbour, visit http://www.fhpoa.com.